The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has approved the use of Biometric Identity and Worker Information Management System in the 25th WCIT (World Congress on Information Technology).
The award was given at the World Conference on Information and Communication Technology (WCIT 2021) held in Dhaka. The award was received by Rajib Chowdhury, Director, BGMEA and M Rashidul Hasan, CEO, Systech Digital Limited on behalf of the software solution provider.
Witsa Asia Pacific Vice Chairman Shahid-ul-Munir presented the prestigious award to BGMEA. Among others, Witsar Chairman Ianis Sears and Secretary-General Dr. Jim H. Poissant were virtually involved.
The World Information Technology and Information Services Alliance (WITSA) is the world's leading voice in the global digital technology industry, with members from more than 70 countries and economies representing more than 90 percent of the global ICT market. The Witsa Awards recognize the most important contributions to mankind in 2021.
BGMEA took the initiative in 2013 to create a biometric database for garment workers. The Biometric Identity and Worker Information Management System (Worker Database) stores workers' records, including employment and identity information, in local and cloud server databases.
Currently, the software is being used by more than 4 million workers every day in more than 2,500 BGMEA member factories. Tiger IT Bangladesh and Systech Digital Limited have been providing technical support for the development, installation, training and maintenance of this specialized software system.